50 years experience in the certification and testing of construction materials and services

Are you looking for a competent partner to support you in the testing of construction materials and services and in fulfilling quality assurance requirements?

Introduction

Our clients have benefited from our commercial and technical independence, specialist knowledge and skills, reliability and speed since 1969. Whether you are a public sector body or a private construction company – you can rely on the testing services and know-how provided by asphalt-labor. Use all the advantages of our state-of-the-art laboratories and professional advice from our certified experts. We are also authorised to monitor and certify waste disposal operations.
We are the specialists in these fields in northern Germany: the laboratories at both our locations – in Wahlstedt and Schwerin – are equipped to perform all the necessary test procedures.

    Some significant milestones in our history:
  • 1969 Foundation of the RAP-Stra testing laboratory in Wahlstedt
  • 1990 Foundation of the RAP-Stra testing laboratory in Schwerin (subsidiary)
  • 1994 New office building and laboratory extension
  • 2001 Accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for bitumen
  • 2004 Establishment of monitoring and certification body
  • 2005 Installation of low-temperature test bench and servohydraulic testing machine for asphalt
  • 2013 Accreditation of monitoring and certification body in accordance with DIN EN 45011 and DIN EN ISO/IEC
  • 2013 Accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for aggregates
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Benefit from our 50 years of experience

Services

  • Asphalt

    Asphalt testing
    Asphalt is a versatile construction material. Its properties make asphalt ideal for use in road construction, bridges, buildings and hydraulic structures: asphalt is a universal material – flexible, environmentally compatible and reusable.
    We have specialised in the field of asphalt testing for over 45 years.

    Asphalt testing in accordance with EN 12697 and TP Asphalt – StB (technical testing instructions for asphalt in road construction)

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  • Bitumen/joint fillers

    We are accredited in accordance with DIN EN 17025 for testing bitumen. (Download certificate and annex). Testing of binders in accordance with TL Bitumen-StB and TL BE-StB (technical delivery conditions for the supply of bitumen and bitumen emulsions for road construction)

    • Paving-grade bitumen
    • Polymer-modified binders
    • Fluxed bitumen
    • Bitumen emulsions
    • Cold bitumen
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  • Aggregates

    Every year about 430 million tonnes of mineral aggregates are processed into high-quality construction materials. As the specialists in these fields based in northern Germany, we play an important part in the certification of these materials in northern Europe.
    We are accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for aggregate testing.

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  • Unbound layers

    The frost susceptibility, bearing capacity and degree of compaction of the unbound layers above the subgrade in roads, footways and other trafficked surfaces are crucial to the long-term performance of the works.

    We test proposed materials for their suitability (Type testing). We also perform routine and adjudication compliance testing on unbound layers in accordance with TL SoB-StB and ZTV SoB-StB (technical terms and conditions of delivery for unbound layers in road constructions; additional technical conditions and guidelines relating to unbound layers in road constructions).

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  • Layers with hydraulic binders

    Suitability, routine and adjudication compliance testing of hydraulically bound materials in accordance with ZTV Beton –StB (Additional technical conditions of contract and directives for the construction of base courses with hydraulic binders and concrete pavements).

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  • Soil/soil improvement

    The loadbearing capacity of the ground is crucial to the long-term performance of construction works. Our expert and experienced quality assurance team ensures a solid foundation.

    Suitability, routine and adjudication compliance testing of soils and soil improvements in accordance with ZTV E-StB (Additional technical conditions of contract and directives for earthworks in road construction).

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  • Armourstone

    Armourstone in accordance with EN 13383-1 and TLW 2003
    asphalt-labor is an authorised testing establishment approved by the German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) in accordance with “Guidelines for the authorisation of testing establishments of armourstone in waterway engineering” RAP Waba 07 for routine and adjudication compliance testing of:

    • Natural armourstone
    • Industrially manufactured armourstone
    • Recycled armourstone
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  • Carriageway markings

    asphalt-labor is an authorised testing laboratory approved by BASt for the testing of the highway engineering properties and other characteristics of carriageway markings in accordance with ZTV M 13, Levels 1 and 2 (Additional technical conditions of contract and directives for carriageway markings). We check new and existing carriageway markings and their application in accordance with the provisions of ZTV M 13.

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  • Concrete

    Concrete is an important material in road and building construction. Suitability and compliance testing for concrete in accordance with DIN 1045, EN 206, ZTV-Ing and ZTV Beton-StB (Additional technical conditions of contract and directives for the construction of base courses with hydraulic binders and concrete pavements).

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  • Third-party monitoring

    We can provide expert and independent assistance both at home and across Europe through our extensive third-party monitoring services. You can rely on our support in the implementation of your projects, including the preparation of comprehensive quality plans.

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  • Inspection, logging and assessment of road surface condition

    We prepare detailed recommendations for repair and refurbishment of roads for you based on inspection, logging and assessment reports of the road surface condition and laboratory tests on removed samples.

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  • Monitoring & Certification

    Certainty is always a question of quality: our extensive experience in the monitoring of the processing and reprocessing of materials for road construction means we are a knowledgeable and independent partner in this field – and in the provision of the required certificates.
    Our competence is officially confirmed by our accreditation (DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE) by the German Federal accreditation body DAkkS. Our notified body number is: 1323.

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  • Expert reports

    Because of our wide range of testing services and solid experience, we are increasingly being requested to provide expert reports on the planning and design of construction projects and in situations where defects may have occurred. Our success in this field is not only due to our commercial and technical independence, but also to our recognition without reservation by employers and contractors. On projects involving special construction works, we can also perform the duties of special works site manager

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  • Research and development

    We have been performing practical and application-oriented research and development for many years. This also equips us to find complete and targeted solutions.

    A selection of our nationally significant research projects that have found practical implementation:

    • Stability of asphalts
    • Modification of bitumen with e.g. polymers, adhesion agents and bitumen flow improvers
    • Municipal incinerator bottom ash
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  • Training and Seminars

    Systematic professional development of employees is essential for successful companies wishing to work in accordance with the current state of technology.

    asphalt-labor offers practical professional development in the form of seminars, training courses and workshops in all the main fields of road construction and civil engineering.

    The prospectus is aimed at employers, contractors, engineering consultants and materials suppliers.

    The sessions are delivered in our laboratories, external teaching rooms and at our internal training facilities.

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